Author Discovers Founding Friendships

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Friendships between men and women are usually regarded with suspicion, but Cassandra Good, associate editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, discovered instances of genuine friendships between men and women hidden away in an unexpected time in history. … [Read more...]

Princeton Review Rates UMW Among Nation’s Best Values

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The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s best value colleges by Princeton Review. … [Read more...]

UMW Professor Documents Local Hospital History

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The storied past of Mary Washington Healthcare has been preserved online, thanks to efforts of University of Mary Washington Professor Jess Rigelhaupt. … [Read more...]

Movie Executive Shares Expertise As UMW’s Executive-in-Residence

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NBC Universal executive Daniel R. Wolfe urged local community leaders and students at the University of Mary Washington to strive for innovation in their businesses and their careers. Wolfe, a 1984 alumnus and executive vice president of NBC Universal’s Worldwide Creative Operations, spent two days last week at UMW as the 2014-14 Executive-in-Residence. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Second Annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars

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The University of Mary Washington’s second annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars, held on Saturday, Oct. 11, grossed more than $75,000 to endow a UMW Performing Arts in the Community Scholarship for regional students who excel in music, theatre or dance. … [Read more...]

Local Celebrities Compete at UMW Fundraiser, Oct. 11

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Tickets are still available for the second annual "Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars" fundraiser, which will be held at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, Oct. 11. … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre Opens 2014-15 Season with “Doubt”

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The University of Mary Washington Theatre opened its 2014-15 season with “Doubt,” a Tony Award-winning drama by John Patrick Shanley. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts 41st Family Weekend

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More than 1,500 friends and family of current students visited the University of Mary Washington Sept. 19-21 for Family Weekend 2014. Family Weekend, now in its 41st year, welcomes the families of students to UMW to showcase campus life, academics and the Fredericksburg community. … [Read more...]

Washington Monthly Rates UMW Among Nation’s Top Schools

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Washington Monthly magazine has ranked the University of Mary Washington 25th among master’s universities in the nation in its 2014 College Guide and Rankings. … [Read more...]

New Students Join the Eagle Family

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Ask the University of Mary Washington’s incoming class about their interests and you will get a wide range of answers, from tennis and lacrosse to biology and international affairs. Yet the class seems to be in agreement on one key factor – Mary Washington is the place to be. As freshman Mariam Ansari describes it, the campus “just felt right.” … [Read more...]